A Rheumful of Tips In the Workplace portable stoolresting during a presentation #105 – Have Stool, Will Present January 2, 2012 2 Comments I briefly explain to the attendees that I have rheumatoid arthritis and that at some point I may need to sit down, especially with this ankle. It's not easy to admit that I need to do this in order to prevent further pain and damage. I do it anyway. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 2 Replies to “#105 – Have Stool, Will Present” I think it’s great that you take this stool with you so that presenting at workshops is not too stressful on your joints/ankle and I admire your courage in acknowledging this need with your audience. You are practicing important self-care which in turn enables you to keep on doing the work you love. With regards to sharing the specifics of your self-care to your audience, I think it’s up to you whether you share the details…if you like, it would be just as fine to say that as a result of an injury (without going into specifics), you may need to sit down for a bit. My gut feeling is that the less of a big deal you make of your stool, the more of an non-issue it will be for your audience. They will just see it as a natural extension of you (something that travels with you). Reply Dorlee, “A natural extension” – I like that. 🙂 Reply Add a comment! Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.